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The Revolutionary Optimists Reviews

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Drew Hunt
Slant Magazine

The filmmakers display a genuine reverence for their subjects, evident even in the intimate but never intrusive photography.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 25, 2013
Jenna Scherer
Time Out New York
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It's truly something to see these children come into their own, and to bear witness to the undeniable sea change Ganguly has set in motion.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 4/5

March 26, 2013
Stephanie Merry
Washington Post
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Most people could learn a lot from these little activists.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 3/4

April 5, 2013
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

Equally suspenseful, moving and inspirational.

Full Review Source: NYC Movie Guru | Original Score: 9.1/10

March 29, 2013
Nicolas Rapold
New York Times
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As heartening as it is to see a slum child tutored about vicious cycles of adversity and using the buzzword "partnership" with aplomb, the film comes to feel cut and dried.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3/5

March 28, 2013
Sandie Angulo Chen
Common Sense Media

Indian slum kids stand up for themselves in poignant docu.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 3/5

April 9, 2013
Michelle Orange
Village Voice
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Change may be elusive, Optimists confirms, but the will to make it blazes.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

March 12, 2013
Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
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A vital snapshot of developing world struggles and possibilities.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4/5

April 18, 2013
Maria Garcia
Film Journal International

Among that rare group of documentaries about child poverty that does not advocate for anything except hope.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

March 28, 2013
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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It's a tribute to the power of optimism - and to an inspiring man who's changing the world, one child at a time.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

March 28, 2013
Cynthia Fuchs
PopMatters

This is the balance the film manages, celebrating the efforts at Prayasam and the successes, while never losing sight of the crises that define daily life for the kids growing up in the Kolkata slums.

Full Review Source: PopMatters | Original Score: 8/10

April 1, 2013

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